On the contrary, the rainforest
fauna will be for you a perpetual discovery and wonderment.
I cannot, of course, enumerate all fauna because of its extraordinary diversity!
I will just give you some particularly remarkable examples :
| First of all, try to be modest
don't hope to see a jaguar during
your first walk! Be conscious of the fact that a lot of luck is required
to glance at a large mammal. In certain small forests, much visited by tourists,
I am thinking of certain reserves of Costa Rica for example, animals used
to the presence of humans become bold and sometimes approach groups.
It is not the natural attitude of a wild animal !
They usually have two types of reactions
To flee or hide
To observe quietly, but always from a safe distance : it is often the case in zones that are not much or not at all frequented.
An animal will never deliberately come towards you (with the notable exception of the giant otter), except if he has gastronomic intentions concerning you!
|An animal will never deliberately
come towards you (with the notable exception of the giant otter), except
if he has gastronomic intentions concerning you!
Know that you will never be disappointed if you are interested in small animals : insects, small reptiles, batrachians.
Don't hesitate to provoke chance by looking under pieces of dead wood, tree bark, rotted trunks. Be careful, however, never put a hand in a hole or under a tree stump before having first made sure of its content !